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PHOTOS: First day of school in Duluth

Matthew Zemler, 5, holds up a sign announcing his first day of kindergarten as he gets his photo taken by his mother outside of Lester Park Elementary School on Tuesday morning. When he grows up, he wants to be a paleontologist. Bob King / rking@duluthnews.com1 / 6
Jake and Ashley Laurion take photos of their kids Paxton, 5, and Walker, 7, in front of Lester Park Elementary School on the first day of school Tuesday. Bob King / rking@duluthnews.com2 / 6
Children throng Lester Park Elementary School kindergarten teacher Julia Sampson as she explains where to put their belongings in their cubbies Tuesday morning on the first day of school. Bob King / rking@duluthnews.com3 / 6
Raegan Westbrook, 6, isn't quite ready to let go of her mom, Joy, on her first day of first grade at Lester Park Elementary School in Duluth on Tuesday morning. Bob King / rking@duluthnews.com4 / 6
"She's very excited about school," said Alicia Kim (right), mother of Sophia Kim, 5, who runs to the door to start her first day of kindergarten at Lester Park Elementary School in Duluth on Tuesday. Bob King / rking@duluthnews.com5 / 6
Lester Park Elementary School kindergartners line up before walking to their classrooms Tuesday morning. Bob King / rking@duluthnews.com6 / 6